Thursday, November 20, 2014

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com: "KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There was a big event Wednesday night at which the people in our region who raise money for all sorts of charities and not-for-profit organizations honored local champions in community service. And the Young Philanthropist of the Year of The Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever — a little boy with a big heart for helping."



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy

Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy: "Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Atlanta Chapter goes into area classrooms to teach students about philanthropy – what it means and how they can be philanthropic. The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is a sponsor of this effort and joins with the Association of Fundraising Professionals members to read a book and then create an art piece that reflects a child’s view of philanthropy."



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News

13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News: "The group gave just one standing ovation. It was for the youngest award recipient.

Charlsie Doan, 13, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award on Friday at the 29th annual Awards Luncheon of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Community Missions gears up ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiatives - City & Region - The Buffalo News

Community Missions gears up ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiatives - City & Region - The Buffalo News: "We have 100 high school students coming in from Leadership Niagara’s Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities program to help take everything out of our food pantry and paint it,” he said. “We’re also looking for a group of six to eight adult volunteers to help put in the new flooring in the pantry.”

The youth program culls young leaders from 13 high schools to participate in an eight-month leadership development program. "



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Boyertown Awarded Grants to Bolster Community - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community

Boyertown Awarded Grants to Bolster Community - bctv.org - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Community: "Hannah Mellott, a senior at Boyertown High School, was named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy today at the annual National Philanthropy Day breakfast held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Berks Regional Chapter. Hannah is the first high school student to ever serve as a member of the Boyertown Area Grantmaking Advisory Committee."



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Foundation Center - Research Studies - Special Topic Trends

Foundation Center - Research Studies - Special Topic Trends: "Recent Reports

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy
November 2014

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking (young people making monetary contributions to organizations through established institutions or governing bodies). The report finds that while more than 200 foundations worldwide offer youth grantmaking programs and more than 100 related resources exist, that information is not broadly available. Recommendations include providing wider access to youth philanthropy programs, centralizing resources, and increasing in-person gatherings. This scan was conducted in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP: "Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Arlington, VA) Miles of Scarves, a group of girls based in Henrico, Va., that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by AFP."



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Monday, November 10, 2014

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors | Beth’s Blog: "   GivingTuesday is done it again with its K-12 Philanthropy Curriculum, a set of lesson plans that teachers can use to help their students participate in GivingTuesday by raising money for a local nonprofit."



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat

Club plans to dish out staple meal for charity | The Baylor Lariat: "Students involved in Baylor’s Global Community Living Center have come up with a new fundraiser to raise hunger and cultural awareness in the community by supporting a local charity.

Plates for Poverty, an event in which students will be able to purchase a plate of food, will serve as a fundraiser to support Mission Waco."



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment

Student creates Ebola campaign - The Shorthorn : Life + Entertainment: "The electrical engineering graduate student manages multiple informative Facebook pages and now started a campaign to raise Ebola awareness. He hopes that he can make students aware of the disease and its symptoms."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Voluntourism is a 'waste of time and money' - and gappers are better off working in Britain - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent: "Helping out at an African nursery or digging trenches in rural India might have become a fashionable – and expensive - rite of passage for thousands of young people each year, but volunteers would often do more good staying at home and assisting communities on their own doorstep, a conference on ethical tourism will hear tomorrow."



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Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information

Non-profits: Recruit next-generation volunteers | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information: "At the same time, it’s no secret that many non-profits continue to struggle with underfunding and an overall lack of resources. For these to thrive long term, we must look to the future of succession planning. This begins with volunteers. As the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day approaches, we must seriously reconsider how we approach and engage this next generation. "



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Teen philanthropist to be honored - KUSI News - San Diego, CA: "17-year-old Daisy Aguilar is the youngest person to be honored this year as an Outstanding San Diego Philanthropist.

Philanthropy is a fancy name for something that Daisy says comes naturally.

The University of San Diego freshman being recognized for her work as a teen mentor at the Boys and Girls Club in Solana Beach."



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UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local

UNK philanthropy class to give nonprofits $10K - Kearney Hub: Local: " The philanthropy class at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will distribute $10,000 to area nonprofits that develop and implement a program to benefit the community."



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Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg: "Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United Nations Children’s Fund sent texts to a group of Monrovia teenagers telling them how to sign up for Ebola alerts. The teens texted back questions, such as how can they avoid getting sick?"



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Orleans teen honored as outstanding youth in philanthropy | NOLA.com

New Orleans teen honored as outstanding youth in philanthropy | NOLA.com: "Princeton Carter, a student at Newman High School in New Orleans, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Carter, 16, will receive the award at the National Philanthropy Day Honors: A Celebration of People and Impact event on Nov. 15 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C."



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Ice bucket' event at Wilkesboro raises $3,023 for laptop computers - journalpatriot: News

"Ice bucket' event at Wilkesboro raises $3,023 for laptop computers - journalpatriot: News: "Students at Wilkesboro Elementary School raised $3,023 for the purchase of new laptop computers last week in an “ice bucket penny war challenge.”
Throughout the week (Oct. 13-17), students were encouraged to bring loose change and bills."



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The 2014 San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards honor San Diego people and companies that make San Diego a better place. | UTSanDiego.com

The 2014 San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards honor San Diego people and companies that make San Diego a better place. | UTSanDiego.com: "When Daisy Aguilar and Rosa Olascoaga are honored as Outstanding Youth Volunteers at the San Diego National Philanthropy Day Awards on Oct. 28, the two college freshmen will be sharing the stage with such local luminaries as Ernest and Evelyn Rady and Lori M. Walton. They will be sharing the credit with the people who handed them the philanthropy torch and taught them how to run with it."



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Monday, October 06, 2014

Plymouth six-year-old leads call to fundraise for new Derriford Hospital charity | Plymouth Herald

Plymouth six-year-old leads call to fundraise for new Derriford Hospital charity | Plymouth Herald: "A SIX-YEAR-OLD fundraiser is leading the call to join a charity walk to help patients at Derriford Hospital.

Little Mackenzie Beer will do the ‘Walk for Wards’ on Sunday – taking part in the first official fundraiser of a brand new charity."



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mozilla: Just 5 percent of computer science kids go into nonprofits. We’re going to change that. - The Washington Post

Mozilla: Just 5 percent of computer science kids go into nonprofits. We’re going to change that. - The Washington Post: "Public interest groups say there aren't nearly enough tech geeks working for nonprofits and in government. New research from Mozilla and its partner, the Ford Foundation, finds that barely 10 percent of computer science students wind up working in those sectors. The vast majority — 70 percent — go to big, wealthy tech companies. While that's great for Google and Facebook, Mozilla believes building good public policy around technology means attracting more technologists directly to public service.

So the maker of the popular Firefox browser is kicking off a fellowship program designed to put young engineers in a position to affect how tech policy, "



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groups | The Times of Israel

Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groups | The Times of Israel: "Dutch schools opt out of charity drive for anti-Israel groupsSix schools in Urk, outside Amsterdam, boycott Kinderpostzegels Association’s fundraiser"



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Local product making impact at United Way | News-JournalOnline.com

Local product making impact at United Way | News-JournalOnline.com: "A communications and public relations major, she interned at the charitable organization, which works with 32 partner agencies.

She started as a resource development manager about a year ago and was quickly promoted to assistant director."



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Young folk launch '50 for 50' charity fund-raising, AsiaOne Singapore News

Young folk launch '50 for 50' charity fund-raising, AsiaOne Singapore News: "A group of 50 individuals aged 18 to 34 has set out to debunk the stereotype of apathetic youth with its very own charity drive.

Over the next three months, the group, which calls itself The Social Co, wi"



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The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Local nonprofits connect with ATU students

The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Local nonprofits connect with ATU students: "More than 325 Arkansas Tech University students learned about volunteer opportunities in the Arkansas River Valley during a community service fair sponsored by the ATU Student Activities Board on Tuesday, Sept. 23."



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